ORS 689.655¹
Authority to flush intravenous lines and to administer drugs and medical devices
  • rules
  • limitations

(1) Only as provided in this section and in accordance with rules adopted by the State Board of Pharmacy under ORS 689.205 (Rulemaking), a pharmacist may:

(a) In collaboration with and under an order from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant practicing within the scope of practice allowed by law, flush heparin or saline through existing intravenous lines that are connected to a person;

(b) In collaboration with and under an order from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant practicing within the scope of practice allowed by law, attach an infusion pump or enteric feeding pump to existing intravenous lines or enteric feeding lines that are connected to a person, and activate the pump;

(c) Administer drugs and devices in a medical emergency within a health care facility in the presence of and under the direction of a physician or nurse practitioner; and

(d) Administer a drug or device to a person in the course of teaching the person to self-administer the drug or device that the person will be required routinely to self-administer as part of a course of therapy ordered by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant practicing within the scope of practice allowed by law.

(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow a pharmacist to establish an intravenous or enteric line or to attach or activate a pump for any intrathecal medication. [1999 c.350 §3e]

Chapter 689

Notes of Decisions

Board of Pharmacy had authority to adopt rule making drug ephedrine available by prescrip­tion only. Northwest Connec­tion v. Board of Pharmacy, 108 Or App 320, 814 P2d 191 (1991)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of board to require retail price list of prescrip­tion drugs, (1975) Vol 37, p 345; hospital policy requiring pharmacy depart­ment to substitute therapeutically equivalent but not generically identical drugs, (1979) Vol 40, p 145; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 689—Pharmacists; Drug Outlets; Drug Sales, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors689.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 689, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­689ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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